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Virtual Retreats

Virtual Retreats

Virtual Retreats are intensive retreats, teachings and workshops where you will receive live teachings, engage in guided practice, hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through live Zoom webcasts during consecutive days or daylong offerings.

Living Compassion: Embracing the Joy and Courage of an Open Heart – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

December 11 - 12, 2021
Online - Zoom
This offering is part of our Share the Dharma Initiative! Click the title or image of the retreat to learn more.
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Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

January 15 - 23, 2022
Online - Zoom
Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung and is accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, when we nurture and…
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Invoking the Great Mother: Reject White Privilege, Confront Anti-Blackness, Manifest Equity – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

January 17, 2022
Online - Zoom
How do we sustain the momentum toward elevation, higher consciousness, and a more equitable world?  How do we have the courage to confront within ourselves the hidden pockets of privilege, our woundedness  and confidently step out against the rise of anti-Blackness around the world?  How do we successfully envision a…
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Ecological Narcissism: Acknowledging Egocentricity and Reawakening Our Ecological Self – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Jeanine M. Canty, PhD

February 5, 2022
Online - Zoom
As the realities of our climate crisis have moved from a distant future to the very present, our society is still enmeshed in a false reality that numbs out ecological and social concerns and instead focuses on our small, often self-centered needs. Our small cocoons keep us safe from the…
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Ancestral Great Mothers At The Root of Spiritual Practice – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

February 12, 2022
Online - Zoom
Zenju Osho will speak on indigenous traditions and how they supported her while being transmitted Buddha’s teachings. Specifically, she will bring to the foreground her experience of liberating qualities of the feminine power found in these ancient mothers: the Igbo African Mother water goddess Mami Wata and the Mother of…
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The Black Dākinī’s Skillful Laughter: Healing Chöd and Intersectional Selves – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Amelia Hall, PhD

March 6, 2022
Online - Zoom
The 20th century Nyingma treasure revealer Kunzang Dechen Lingpa revealed his chod practice in the 1950s, likely during his period of living in the sacred Tibetan hidden land of Pemako. The Wrathful Black ḍākinī (Throma Nagmo) practice in Tibetan Buddhist history connects to the 8th century CE and Padmasambhava, who…
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Poising the Mind for Insight – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

March 12, 2022
Online - Zoom
The perfection of wisdom, or prajnaparamita in Sanskrit, refers to the mind poised for insight into the nature of reality. The highest purpose of these teachings is to remind us who we truly are; to point out the magnificence of the world we move about in, and to give us…
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Green Tara Daylong Practice Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

March 19, 2022
Online - Zoom
Join us for a day of deep practice to connect with the luminous compassion of Tara and our innate awakened heart. 
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Three Kaya Wisdom Dakini Principle- A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Sangye Khandro

March 26, 2022
Online - Zoom
Sangye Khandro will introduce the meaning of the three kayas from a Dzogchen perspective in terms of ground, path, and fruition. She will elaborate upon the way to know and recognize the three kayas based on those three occasions and will then discuss the three kaya dakini principle and how…
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A Dakini At Play: Sera Khandro’s Pith Instructions – A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Christina Monson

April 2, 2022
Online - Zoom
Sera Khandro Dewai Dorje (1892-1940), the great Tibetan treasure-revealer and dakini, bequeathed the world an impressive collection of spiritual teachings and riveting stories of life at the turn of that last century in eastern Tibet. Her works include two major cycles of treasure revelations, biographies, profound Dzogchen instructions, and a…
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CNNR Chöd Daylong Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

April 30, 2022
Online - Zoom
Devoted Chöd practitioner and Authorized Teacher Karla Jackson-Brewer will offer a special opportunity for seasoned and brand new Chöd practitioners to receive support in their practice, ask questions and receive advice with helpful tips and reinforcement.
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Being with Darkness and Death as a Source of Power – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

October 14 - 16, 2022
Online - Zoom
Join Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel for a retreat to explore what appears as darkness in our lives and in the world. We are experiencing increasing death during the 21st century due to climate change, pandemics, and acts of hatred.  In this retreat, we will look at the darkness and death…
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Green Tara Daylong Practice Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

October 29, 2022
Online - Zoom
Join us for a day of deep practice to connect with the luminous compassion of Tara and our innate awakened heart. 
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CNNR Chöd Daylong Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

December 3, 2022
Online - Zoom
Devoted Chöd practitioner and Authorized Teacher Karla Jackson-Brewer will offer a special opportunity for seasoned and brand new Chöd practitioners to receive support in their practice, ask questions and receive advice with helpful tips and reinforcement.
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